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Relative rendering DataSource Locations

How do I define DataSource Location for rendering parameters, relative to the context item? When defining a DataSource Location for rendering parameters (Droplink or TreeList etc), using a relative ...
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Automatically creating data sources for renderings on a new page

In a project, I have been working on before we had a solution in which when a content editor created a page of a certain type a Components folder was created and the renderings of that page would ...
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Dynamic data source of the view rendering is not working in sitecore 8.2

I use sitecore 8.2 and I can't understand the purpose of the "Data source" field on the "View rendering" item. It seems that datasource works only when I statically specify it inside the cshtml file: ...
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Set sitecore treelist datasource from multiple paths

Trying to set datasource for a treelist field in Sitecore. Need to set two different folders as path. DataSource=/sitecore/content/home/folder1|/sitecore/content/home/folder2 It does not work, it ...
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Delete Data sources without any referrers

I would like to clean sitecore and delete all local data sources that are not in use. I know that I can go through each DataSource item and check in LinkDatabase if it has referrer or not. But I have ...
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DatasourceUsagesCount request slowing down Experience Editor

I am using Sitecore 8.2. The Experience Editor has a feature called as "Usage" which appears in the widget that shows when we select a component/rendering. The purpose of the usage functionality is to ...
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Site-relative datasource locations

We have a multisite setup, where Shared Content is stored in a node for each site as a sibling to the site frontpage. For example: - Website 1 -- Home --- Some page -- Shared Content --- Contacts - ...
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Automatically set datasource when adding a rendering to a page

My goal is to automatically set the datasource of a rendering when an certain rendering is added to the page in the Experience Editor. Since the datasource item is created when the user adds a ...
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Can we design the View renderings with multiple data sources?

I am doing project in Sitecore MVC. For every view rendering we are giving one data source for model reference but I need to get the field values from multiple items. So can we design the view ...
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How to create component data sources automatically?

When a component is added to the page in the Experience Editor, its data source field is empty. The content editor then needs to manually create or select a data source in the "Select the Associated ...
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Edit a Sitecore item in memory only

I'm using a custom item resolver to take a call to a wildcard item and use the URL to grab an item in a catalog of products (not Commerce). I've got the parser set up, but I've hit a conundrum. The ...
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How to Join MongoDb Collections Using Sitecore Mongo Db Report Data Source

Am using sitecore 8.0, below code gets the analytics from the mongo db. I have two collections "ineractions" and "ContactId", I want to join both the collections using common field "contact" from ...
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Custom rendering datasource syntax without breaking experience editor

I'd like to be able to use a custom datasource syntax for renderings and sublayouts. In particular I'd like to be able to handle custom prefixes for various different usages. The main one being site-...
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Using Sitecore fast:query to grab all items under a specified page excluding items in a specific folder

I'm using the following query as a Source for my Droplink field: query:fast:/sitecore/content/Home/AboutPages//*[@@templateid!='{41BF6376-A2D4-4CF1-80C5-223067C84811}'] My intention is for this ...
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SXA and local vs reusable datasources in a custom control

In SXA we have components like the Rich Text component that have a version with a local datasource and a reusable version that gets a datasource from a global (site) folder. This all works fine and I ...
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Enabling Item Language Fallback for SXA component datasources

In our Sitecore instance we have a number of different languages, and we have enabled item level language fallback. We have enabled item level fallback on all of our page templates, and this works as ...
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Field source tokens for media items like image field

I have been using tokens for a while, patching in a processor to the getLookupSourceItems pipelines and transforming a token like $siteName$ into the site name. Or $site$ into the the current sites ...
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Add “New Folder” button to datasource picker [closed]

I'd like to enable content editors to better structure their local datasources in the Sitecore Editor when using the experience editor to select datasources for renderings. I'd like them to be able ...
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Managing field data sources per environment

We are using external APIs as data source values for some template fields within Sitecore. We would like to change that data source depending on the environment. For example, on staging the data ...
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Relative datasource for template field

I have created a branch template [Comparison Chart] which contains a folder item called [Headers] which is designed to contain items of the template [CChart Header]. Inside the [Comparison Chart] ...
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Map Model Metadata on page in View

I have a Article View Rendering that contain Datasource Location that points to its Article Datasource item. The view rendering cshtml file is Article.cshtml. I'm using Glass Mapper to map Article ...
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Relocating items referenced by Datasources

In our articles we have a publisher control where we select the publisher in the data source: The problem is when I try moving the publisher to another location in Sitecore some of the links break ...
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Sitecore Image Field Source to filter on template type

Is it possible to set the source of an image field so it filters on a specified template name. so only showing these images to be associated with the item Tried various ways from the following link ...
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Controller action not called due to rendering datasource containing query:/

The existing project is upgraded from Sitecore 8.0 to Sitecore 9.0u1. After that, I've observed that few renderings are not working. The root cause is, controller rendering datasource query. If ...
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Template source location media folder

When I create a template entry for an image with source location like /sitecore/media library/Icons/Bezahlarten I've added some images to this folder, but when I whant to select an image for this I ...
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Datasource Location not working as expected

I created a rendering for my form and linked the datasource location to sitecore/forms (which should be correct). The mysterious thing about this is that when I select my rendering in the experience ...
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GetRenderingDatasourceArgs.DatasourceRoots never use the other items added into it

I'm extending Sitecore.Shell.Applications.WebEdit.Commands.AddRendering, and from the code there's GetRenderingDatasourceArgs.DatasourceRoots and I am adding items on it: var customdatasourceroot = "/...
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Additional links next to Field name?

I am new to develop using Sitecore and have a question I saw in some tutorial website there are addition links next to the field name, like [Go to field] [Reset Field] [Go to datasource] Is this ...
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Get Lookup Source Pipeline not triggering for treelist

I have a dynamic source for a treelist field in my template. In order to resolve the source location, I created a pipeline in getLookupSourceItems section. The code snippet is shown below. public ...
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Set query as datasource in personalization

I'm on Sitecore 8.2, using MVC. I have two sites, and I'm defining presentation details on Standard Values of the template, so that I can use one presentation details setup for rendering the same ...
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Getting a “Resource you are looking for has been removed” error in the datasource selection dialog

In a custom SXA control (just a copy of Promo) we started getting the error: "The resource you are looking for has been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable." This happens on ...
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Are individual yml files needed for each component param option?

As an example, I'll use a generic content Block component. This component, among other params, would have a columnSpan param. As far as I can tell, the only way to predefine options for that param is ...
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Sitecore keywords in the metadata

Lets say we have 4 renderings on the Page and each rendering has a data source attached to it which has a Keyword field that is being used for SEO purpose. Is it possible to get all the attached ...
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Sitecore JSS component datasource xPath query

I am having following content tree Sitecore Content myapp home -Products -Product-1 Related-Products-1 (based on Related-Products custom template) – having multi-list field in which we can ...
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Failed to execute datasource query System.NullReferenceException while setting Datasource on Rendering

Has anyone seen this error before or know how to solve it? 996 16:35:46 WARN Failed to execute datasource query System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an ...
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Sitecore Data source based on Country

We have requirement where based on Country User comes from Datasource should change corresponding to that country for example if User is accessing Site from China then Datasource should point towards ...
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Setting up Datasource in templates

I have a Droplink field and I am trying to set the data source in the templates. What I want to do is set the data source by id instead of path and also add a filter by templates For example query:/...
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Accessing the 'Datasource Template' field in code

First time here. Is it possible to access the 'Datasource Template' field on a rendering? If so, how can this be achieved? I need to run a check to ensure that data sources are not removed but also ...
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Retrieving treelist selected items in another treelist field

I have two templates (Template1 and Template2) Template1 has a field List1 which is Treelist field type Template1 -List 1 (TreeList field) Template2 has a field List2 which is Treelist field type ...
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Media datasource using Sitecore SXA

How do I add media datasource (I want customers to able to select images from a particular folder) in Sitecore SXA using experience editor. Currently,I have added datasource in the template and works ...
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How Does __Preview Get Populated

In a Sitecore 8.2 (rev. 170614) instance an item was throwing the following error when selected in content editor: Server Error in '/' Application. Data at the root level is invalid. Line 1, ...
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Set relative datasource for rendering

I have a template configured for two devices. Each device has its own type of rendering, but they share the same data source item. Each instance of the page template will have the following structure ...
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Selection of Global or Local Data source in presentation details

Selection of Data Sources in Presentation Details : There are two data sources for the footer component , one at the local repository level and another in the Global Content level. While choosing ...
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Dynamically change the rendering datasource without updating the item

I am trying to set a data source during runtime without updating the item in rendering, but am not able to achieve it. I tried the below approach, but that is updating the rendering data source, I ...
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How to get SXA datasource items from personalization

I'm trying to get all datasources of a rendering, including personalization. As we are using SXA the datasource strings look like this: local:/Data/Test What is the best way to get the item from ...
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Copy/Duplicate items - datasource of local components points to original item instead of newly created local item

This is an old issue, and it was resolved in our old 8.2 instance by a prior dev but after upgrading to 9.0 the issue has reappeared. When a user copies or duplicates an item, all of the local ...
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Get attached Datasource field value in the rendering template

There is a rendering parameter template Background Properties and it has a field Background Class. Rendering Parameter Template (Background Properties) -Field (Background Class) When rendering ...
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How to link branch template children items (data sources) with its parent renderings in Sitecore 7.2?

I'm following this blog post from Zachary which is pretty clear. http://zacharykniebel.com/blog/sitecore/2016/march/30/using-sitecores-new-addfromtemplate-item-provider-pipeline The only issue is ...
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Media Folders are not visible in Experience Editor while using Content Builder/Content Editor profile in French language

I am working with SXA in Sitecore 9.0.2. While trying to edit a French language version item in Experience Editor mode with Content Builder/Content Editor user profile, media content (also subfolders) ...